Book Cleanse

I think a lot of you are probably aware that my love of books goes pretty deep. From the days of me taking total advantage of Borders going out of business to scavenging thrift shops for travel guides to use as wedding props, I’ve accumulated quite the library over the years. Also, when Deanna and I got married, we wound up with a lot of second copies of the same title. I guess that’s a good sign we had a few things in common.

It’s probably a pretty good sign of personal progress and decluttering that I’m ready to drastically trim down my bookshelves to make room for new reads and to make sure everything can comfortably fit on there. Plus, a lot of the books I’ve trimmed down are either second copies or ones I’m unlikely to read again with all the things I have yet to read that I still hope to get to.

With all that said, I’m going to Powells on Monday with several stacks of books I’m looking to resell, but I thought I would check with my friends to see if there are any titles that interest you… there are some weird ones I’m getting rid of, as well as some all-time faves, but I won’t judge either way! I only ask that you Venmo me a little for shipping if you live far from me.

But anyways, here’s all I have to offer!


Things Fall Apart by China Achebe

Stuff Christians Like by Jonathan Acuff

American Dervish: A Novel by Ayad Akhtar

Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom

A Country at War With Itself: South Africa’s Crisis of Crime by Antony Altbeker

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy by Kevin Bales

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales

What Type Am I? Discover Who You Really Are by Renee Baron

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a  Mumbai Undercity by Katharine Boo

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, The Photograph, and the Vietnam War by Denise Chong

Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chu

Aleph by Paulo Coelho

The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

Adolphe by Benjamin Constant

Scrambling for Africa: AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science by Johanna Taylor Crane

When Love Calls by Donna Fletcher Crow

The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball by Frank Deford

The Lost Art of Disciple Making by Leroy Eims

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldridge

Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All The Answers Learned How to Ask The Questions by Rachel Held Evans

Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Everyday Lives by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Fleming

Everything is Illuminated: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

Come Back: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through Hell and Back by Claire & Mia Fontaine

Wounded Prophet: A Portrait of Henri J. Nouwen by Michael Ford

The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines by Nathan Foster

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by JD Greear

Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: a novel by Mark Haddon

Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

Terrify No More: Young Girls Held Captive and the Daring Undercover Operation to Win Their Freedom by Gary Haugen

Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel by Zora Neale Hurston

After Many a Summer Dies a Swan by Aldous Huxley

The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home by Pico Iyer

Understanding the Little Rock Crisis: An Exercise in Remembrance and Reconciliation by Elizabeth Jacoway and C. Fred Williams

Into The Mud: Inspiration for Everyday Activists by Christine Jeske

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Re-Entry: Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home by Peter Jordan

The Politics of Heritage Management in Mali: From UNESCO to Djenne by Charlotte Joy

Collected Works by James Joyce

India Becoming: A Portrait of Modern Life in India by Akash Kapur

The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions by Kenji Kawakami

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller

On The Road: The Original Scroll by Jack Kerouac

Arise!: Live Out Your Faith and Dreams on Whatever Field You Find Yourself from the Major Leagues to Africa by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: a Novel by Stephen King

The Bean Trees: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Confessions of a Shopaholic: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella

The Business of the 21st Century by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman

Neighbors and Wise Men: Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places by Tony Kriz

Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

Hip: The History by John Leland

Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Dr. Kevin Leman

In His Own Words by John Lennon

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

Miracles by C.S. Lewis

Out of a Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy by Matt Litton

When God Writes Your Love Story: The Ultimate Approach to Guy/Girl Relationships by Eric & Leslie Ludy

Authentic Beauty: The Shaping of a Set-Apart Young Woman by Leslie Ludy

The Prince & Other Writings by Niccolo Machiavelli

Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning

The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life by James Martin, SJ

More than a Carpenter: Why His Story Might Change Yours by Josh and Sean McDowell

Saturday by Ian McEwan

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Sixties Style by Judith Miller

In Search of a Confident Faith: Overcoming Barriers to Trusting in God by J.P. Moreland & Klaus Issler

A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

IQ84 (Audio CD) by Haruki Murakami

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Faith & Doubt by John Ortberg

1984 by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Diary: a Novel by Chuck Palahniuk

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Muscular Faith: How to Strengthen your Heart, Soul, and Mind for the Only Challenge that Matters by Ben Patterson

Bilbo’s Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of the Hobbit by Joseph Pearce

Desiring God: Meditations on Christian Hedonism by John Piper

In The Shadow of the Buddha: One Man’s journey of Spiritual Discovery and Political Danger in Tibet by Matteo Pistono

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt

God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally by Doug Pollock

Sergio: One Man’s Fight to Save The World by Samantha Power

The Storyteller of Marrakesh: A Novel by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Clothes, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

Holes by Lois Sachar

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service by Stephen Seamans

Love is a Mixtape: Life and Loss One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield

The Rich Kids of Instagram: A Novel by Naya Sloan

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Email from Ngeti: An Ethnography of Sorcery, Redemption, and Friendship in Global Africa by James H. Smith

Reflecting God by Kay Smith

NW: A Novel by Zadie Smith

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know by David I. Sternberg

The Case for Easter: A Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection by Lee Strobel

Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola

Foundations of Clinical and Counseling Psychology by Judith Todd & Arthur C. Bobhart

A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Public Good by Miroslav Volf

Candide by Voltaire

Breakfast of Champions: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat’s Cradle: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Out of Exile: Narratives from the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan by Craig Walzer

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Waters

Moment Maker: You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live You by Carlos Whittaker

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Girl Meets God: On The Path to a Spiritual Life by Lauren Winner

Before You Say “I Do” Devotional: Building a Spiritual Foundation for a Life Together by H. Norman Wright

Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live & Die for Bigger Things by Ken Wytsma

Prayer: Does It Make a Difference by Philip Yancey

Marathon Training for Dummies

God’s Game Plan: The Athlete’s Bible

TRAVEL GUIDES, ETC.:

Amsterdam (Frommer’s)

Belgium & Luxembourg (Lonely Planet)

California Camping (Foghorn Outdoors)

Colorado (Frommer’s)

Glacier National Park (Insider’s Guide)

Hiking Zion & Bryce Canyon (Falcon)

Korean Phrasebook (Lonely Planet)

London (Frommer’s)

London (Not For Tourists)

Pocket: Bangkok (Lonely Planet)

Pocket: Tokyo (Lonely Planet)

Prague & the Czech Republic (Frommers)

Reno & Lake Tahoe (Insider’s Guide)

Taiwan (Lonely Planet)

The Complete Survival Guide (National Geographic)

Tokyo: A Certain Style (Kyoichi Tsuzuki)

USA: Südwesten (Artemis)

Zimbabwe, Botswana, & Namibia (Lonely Planet)

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